As of yet, I have no reply to my e-mail sent to Tyson Anderson of Titon as regards the trickle vent issue.
I’m starting to wonder if I actually may get one. Perhaps he is too busy to look at it right now and I might get one in a few weeks time. In all likelihood the e-mail may not even get through to him. If this is so then it would be a real shame and a missed opportunity. I’ve given him the chance to put his side of the trickle vent argument forward, I’m hopeful that he will take the opportunity to do so as this is something that will affect all of us within the next 12 months.
We will see…
>Heres the only reply he needs:
>Night vents on windows, easy solution. Plus that article was a US report. Th US is not known as having a massive PVCu window industry, so those windows in question were probably timber or aluminium, windows that tend not to have a night vent facility. They should have just opened a window in the first place!
>The people in the story should have opened the window, but they didn't. People don't understand the dangers of poor ventilation, therefore it is in the interest of public safety to ensure all windows have this facility. I agree they're unsightly and putting holes in energy efficient windows is a joke.
>The problem is that with the night vent position, the homeowner has to open the window and therefore it is not natural background ventilation, but you could argue that you can close the trickle vent anyway ? I suppose the argument for them is – If you fit A grade windows and the house is built to the latest Regs and you turn the heating on, and don't go out for a couple of weeks (thinking old people here) the air in the house must give you a terrible headache and be very unhealthy. I did hear of one project… Read more »
>Air bricks do seem like a natural solution, but it's the decoration work afterwards which makes them not a viable option. Basically what the do-gooders who make the rules need to realise is that the need for energy rated windows is a whole lot greater than the need for trickle vents.